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"A Rulebook for Arguments" is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organised around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer -- translated into eight languages - remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess arguments and how to cogently construct them. This 4th edition offers a revamped and more tightly focused approach to extended arguments, a new chapter on oral arguments, and updated examples and topics throughout.

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Genre: English language
Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Release: 1992
File: 104 Pages
ISBN-13: 1603844341

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Genre: Argument
Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher:
Release: 1992-01-01
File: 98 Pages
ISBN-13: 0872201562

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From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

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Genre: English language
Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher:
Release: 2015
File: 102 Pages
ISBN-13: 1624667392

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A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This widely popular primer--translated into eight languages--remains the first choice in all disciplines for writers who seek straightforward guidance about how to assess arguments and how to cogently construct them. The fourth edition offers a revamped and more tightly focused approach to extended arguments, a new chapter on oral arguments, and updated examples and topics throughout.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Release: 2009
File: 88 Pages
ISBN-13: 0872209547

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"The Workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the Rulebook, while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises."

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: David R. Morrow
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated
Release: 2011
File: 465 Pages
ISBN-13: 160384550X

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A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston's Rulebook for Arguments to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The Workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the Rulebook, while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises: Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of actual arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, YouTube videos, and other sources; Practical advice to help students succeed when applying the Rulebook's rules to the examples in the homework exercises; Suggestions for further practice, outlining activities that students can do by themselves or with classmates to improve their critical thinking skills, or pointing them to online resources to do the same; Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments designed to engage students in critical thinking; An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in evaluating or constructing complex and multi-step arguments; Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: David R. Morrow
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Release: 2011-11-01
File: 500 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781603847520

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A much-needed guide to thinking critically for oneself and how to tell a good argument from a bad one. Includes topical examples from politics, sport, medicine, music, chapter summaries, glossary and exercises.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Tracy Bowell
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release: 2002
File: 275 Pages
ISBN-13: 0415240174

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Collected essays present Weston’s pragmatic environmental philosophy, calling for reconstruction and imagination rather than deconstruction and analysis.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2009-01-15
File: 196 Pages
ISBN-13: 0791476707

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Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets the book discloses include Cicero’s three-step strategy for moving an audience to actionÑas well as Honest Abe’s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience’s expectations by pretending to be unpolished. But it’s also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians’ use of “code” language to appeal to specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of popular-culture dodges, including: The Eddie Haskell Ploy Eminem’s Rules of Decorum The Belushi Paradigm Stalin’s Timing Secret The Yoda Technique Whether you’re an inveterate lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments on the page, at the podium, or over a beer, Thank You for Arguing is for you. Written by one of today’s most popular online language mavens, it’s warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening. It not only teaches you how to recognize a paralipsis and a chiasmus when you hear them, but also how to wield such handy and persuasive weapons the next time you really, really want to get your own way. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Jay Heinrichs
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Release: 2008-02-12
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 0307450562

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Degen, a College Board consultant, begins with four principles to help students become better writers. His Foreword includes a ten-week lesson-planning sequence for grammar infusion.

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Genre: Education
Author: Michael Degen
Publisher: Telemachos Pub
Release: 2002-09-01
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0966512588

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